Date of this Version
U.S. Department of Interior, Archeological Assistance Program Technical Brief No. 11, June 1991.
Despite a variety of Federal, Tribal, State and even local laws passed over the last 85 years the amount of looting and vandalism of irreplaceable archeological resources continues to increase. Archeological sites are located on both public and private lands. Many of the areas are remote and difficult to patrol, although considerable numbers of archeological sites are also to be found in more densely populated areas such as New-England, the Midwest, Southeast, and the West Coast.
This technical brief examines: (1) the current profiles of civil and criminal actions brought since passage of the Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA); (2) the potential areas of application for ARPA; (3) other laws and regulations that afford protection to archeological resources; and (4) case patterns through an overview of LOOT information currently available.
History And Purpose
Related Federal Legislation
Survey Of SHPO Resources Protection Activities
Legislative And Administrative Assistance
Application Of ARPA